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A nationwide curfew will be imposed on Sunday, May 31 and June 4 and June 5, to avoid the unnecessary congregation of people as the threat from the COVID-19 was far from being eliminated in the country especially after a sudden spike in cases from the quarantine centers. 

The Daily Mirror learns that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, after consulting health authorities and the tri force commanders on Wednesday night has decided to impose the nationwide curfews to avoid people leaving their homes during the holiday.
While till Wednesday afternoon, authorities were thinking of not continuing with the curfew as no transmission of the virus had been detected among the public since April 30, the President was recommended by health authorities that it would be advisable to continue with the curfews as even the naval cluster was still active.
As a result the President's Office, in a release said that May 31 will be a nationwide curfew, and June 4 (Thursday) and June 5 (Friday) will also be a nationwide curfew.
Despite June 4 being a weekday, an official from the President's Office said an islandwide curfew had been imposed on that day, in view of Poson Poya Day which falls on June 5, as usually every year a large number of people travel to Anuradhapura a day before to commemorate Poson Poya.
From June 1 to June 3 curfew will be imposed in all districts from 10 pm to 4 am. 
From June 6 onwards curfew will be imposed from 10 pm to 4 am daily until further notice.
"These curfews have been imposed to prevent the unnecessary congregation of people because we have to realize that the COVID-19 is highly contagious. We need to take all precautions possible as we have still not eliminated the threat of the virus," the official from the President's Office said.(Jamila Husain)


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  • Lion Thursday, 28 May 2020 01:50 PM

    Is there any logic behind the system That the government imposes curfew.

    Hans perlee Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:15 PM

    That's what you get when you bring back people with the virus

    Anonymous Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:17 PM

    Why is this government playing with us like this, opening/closing on repeat.

    Marzia Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:30 PM

    Really, again curfew. They are joking, clusters are not in the country is limited at quarantine center and to navy center and they are going on to limit our human rights. I think for election that they will impose also curfew because it will be very dangerous make election in this moment. Stop with this curfew stop!

    jayasiri Deshabandu Friday, 29 May 2020 12:24 PM

    They put all suspected Covid19 persons in the same place effectively making more Covid19 infected persons. Each suspected Covid19 person should be in isolation.

    L.A. Buddhadasa Friday, 29 May 2020 01:42 PM

    Why not ban the Navy? Isn't that more logical?


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